Intended as an aid to future scholarship, this is a bibliography of executive branch legal opinions on war powers since 1950, after the beginning of the Korean War. They are listed in chronological order. Most have been published as public documents, although some were confidential at the time they were written and are available only from presidential libraries. This is not a comprehensive bibliography, as it is limited to opinions that are related to the initiation of war, including interpretation of the 1973 War Powers Resolution, rather than the exercise of presidential power during war. I provide brief comments on the various items in the bibliography at the end.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Griffin's "Bibliography of Executive Branch War Powers Opinions"
Stephen M. Griffin, Tulane University Law School, has posted A Bibliography of Executive Branch War Powers Opinions Since 1950. Here is the abstract: